How To Make Christmas Chocolate Slabs & Other Treats
Here it is, a highly requested post from my Instagram followers. These homemade chocolate slabs & other treats are so cheap and easy to make; they would make a perfect gift for family and friends and they’re all suitable for the whole family to get involved with making.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Some chocolate: I use the cheap 30p bars from Tesco. I mainly use white chocolate but you can use whatever you fancy.
2. You’ll also need some sprinkles, edible decorations, mini marshmallows etc. Be as creative as you like.
3. A microwaveable bowl, a spoon, cling film, baking tray.
4. Additional items you might use are Vanilla essence, food colouring, cookie cutters, silicone moulds. These aren’t necessary for making the slabs.
How To Make It.
1. Break up your chocolate into small squares and add to your bowl.
2. Microwave on a medium heat for 30 seconds. Stir and continue heating for another 30 seconds. Repeat at 30 second intervals until the chocolate is fully melted. Add some vanilla essence if you wish. Or you could even use peppermint flavouring.
3. Line a baking tray with cling film as smooth as possible and wrap tightly.
4. Pour on your chocolate and spread out. Tap the tray on a work surface to help spread the chocolate evenly.
5. Add your decorations.
6. Allow to cool in the fridge until fully hardened.
7. Carefully remove from the tray. Leave whole or break it up into bark.
Tip: Depending on the size of your baking tray, you’ll need roughly 4-6 bars of 100g chocolate.
Other Chocolate treats: to make the round slab, pour chocolate into a cake tin with a push up base.
For the chocolate characters use a silicone mould. For the large stars, place cookie cutters on a baking tray or very flat surface & pour in the chocolate being careful not to move the shapes, it’s important they lay completely flat against what ever surface you use.